A noisy debate about the world's fastest and most popular motorsport.
It's built specifically with the racetrack in mind.
Driver-helping technology reigns supreme on 2019 models.
They're coming—but are we ready to let a computer take the wheel?
Winged tanks, a torpedo-shaped aerobile, and flying cars designed by the 20th century's most renowned aviation minds
They're the Best of What's New.
Picking the right ride can make all the difference.
It's two engines in one. Ford's dual-displacement engine runs on six cylinders for power, then switches to three for economy.
PopSci's new automotive guru flogs one of the year's most anticipated sports cars—the 2009 Nissan GT-R
Sound stylings for electric cars
One of the greatest car races in the world is also a showcase for innovative engineering.
How the designer of Blade Runner thinks the future will look
The system would alert drivers even if they couldn't actually see the car ahead, preventing pileups.
iCar may arrive by 2019
Your stock care speakers don't do your tunes justice—it's time for an upgrade.
Mopar's crammed lots of power into this crate beast.
Riding in cars with computers.
Every car on the list is worthy of a poster.
Radar, lasers, wireless radio networks and other embedded tech will enable our cars to sense faraway traffic and stop accidents before they happen. But who will be in the driver's seat?
A new brake concept uses a carâ€™s energy to slow itself down, making brake fluid obsolete
You shouldn't need a degree in computer science to understand whatâ€™s going on under the hood of your next car. Here's your no-nonsense guide to the latest automotive -- and the coolest cars that showcase them
Baby, you can drive my car -- whether I like it or not.
Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.
The NHTSA says autonomous cars will be considered human, for legal purposes
Under the hood of the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron is a 16-cylinder tale of big egos, aggressive engineering and media sniping.
Steer by wire could eliminate the steering wheel entirely.
He's the Henry Ford of the lithium-ion-powered auto. Call this his Model G.
Our proposed GreenCar, an eco-mobile that's bigger than the Prius but gets more than twice the mileage.
The automotive industry is on the brink of a revolution, and the plastics industry is poised to play a major role...
If racecar designers werenâ€™t constrained by speed-stifling rules, theyâ€™d create monsters of suction capable of doing 300+ mph ... upside down.
Cokeley pilots the Multistrada through mountains of volcanic rock -- see the video
Space tourism, artificial organs, and butler 'bots--these are Japan's forecasts of its future
How the modern braking system came to be
In South Carolina, a program to institute electronic license plates, which the DMV insists will not track your every move.
DARPA is funding development of a super-quiet, off-road bike for troops.
Wouldn't it be nice if your car and the road just got along?
A connected, smart, and fun vision of tomorrow
Zero to 60 in under five seconds: World's fastest grocery-hauler from Mercedes hot-rod division. Also tested: the fantastic new S65 AMG.
Racetrack performance, true ferrari style
Ducati's electronic suspension helps create the first four-in-one motorcycle
650 horsepower at 7,500 feet
Criminal probe reported underway
Keep on truckin'.
Delivering cooked soup is easy, but it turns out delivering the ingredients to make it is hard.
The automaker's MMI is supremely capable and, more importantly, comprehensible.
PopSci.com tries out the 2007 Porsche Turbo
New diesel tech gives gas-guzzlers real competition.
Whether you're struggling to afford your first set of wheels or looking for a luxury-mobile, you'll find it here.
An inside look at the DeltaWing, the boldest--and most polarizing--racecar design in decades
In a parallel universe, our cars glide over grass highways and park themselves.
It is the best of what's new.
This is the engine, fuel tank, and transmission of a revolutionary new kind of car. In this feature, we offer a first peek at the cool designs it makes possible.
A satellite-guided back-seat driver? A new system combines real-time navigation with radar safety tech to help a driver decelerate or brake into curves
The good, the bad, and the hideous
The U.S. Department of Defense wants electronic windows that resist heat, glare, and bullets
We test the muscle of the newest sports cars on the track.
Is it a good idea to turn the pleasure of driving into a barrage of beeps, flashes, cautions and commands? He thinks not.
The 118 WallyPower is a wild, $24 million turbine-driven high-tech yacht that looks like it's built for special forces billionaires. Mission: Go fast, guzzle fuel, look scary.
BMW's new steering system leaves us wanting less.
Inside stuff: A hidden feature launches the M3, but faster in Europe.
A 2,000-horsepower, shape-changing, 350mph missile
They look like lawnmowers on steroids, but superkarts can keep pace with million-dollar Ferraris--150 mph on the straights and crazy Gs in the turns. The best value in racing is starting to get respect.
Our spies deliver a first glimpse of the year's hottest new rides
What does it take to get a heavy, luxurioussupercar to 252 mph and back down to zero?
Most tire buyers stick to vanilla choices, but you can get versatility and durability. Here's how to pick the right rubber for your roads.
We asked British motorcycle expert Bertie Simmonds to explain the tech of the 200-mph bike, and how it migrates to the street.
The new H2 is no military machine, but it can travel in the same circles.
The Mercedes C-Class coupe is a sporty complement to the company's more sedate C-Class sedan.
Systems that are the same, but have different names
It's a moment fraught with exquisite anticipation and dread-the moment when your car's true power is laid bare for all to see.
The freshened 2009 Audi A4 brings smart tuning and luxury touches to the table to compete with genre stalwarts BMW and Lexus
To save money on pricey fuel, Ferrari's F1 team orders new simulator for off-track testing
Electric cars battle performance purists as the UK's largest auto show turns green
Thought the personal transport assistant trend was DOA? Think again
Honda updates its smallest, most economical US model with more space, new features and increased refinement. Does that mean it's over the hill?
A new sensor from BERU brings professional car-racing teams up to speed on tire conditions like no sensor has before
First it was the TV, then the Internet. Now it's the family car. The rise of chips n' software is turning out to be best thing that ever happened to a nervous parent
It looks just like a Honda from the 1960s, but the EV-N concept's tech is totally naughties
Audi shows off an all-electric sports car with four motors and enough torque to move a tugboat. Don't get excited, it's just a study
An industrial designer's award-winning concept for a taxicab generates interest from car builders in Mexico. Could that nation's capital become a test bed for cars for hire?
Insert it like a key; hook it to your computer; copy the key image; drive away
Greener than a Prius and hotter than a Maserati, the Fisker Karma promises to change the way the world thinks about electric cars. The only problem is that nobody outside the company has driven one yet. Will Henrik Fisker tempt buyers into the electric age, or is he already a relic of the past?
On the eve of its first race--at one of the toughest and most dangerous motorcycle racetracks in the world--we take an exclusive inside look at one man's quest to engineer the ultimate electric race bike
The first time you hit the gas in one of Mercedes' newest AMG models, you might think it's powered by rocket fuel.
In which an admitted gadget nerd feels as confused as grandma when dealing with the modern automobile
Esflow outdrives Nissan's first electric car Leaf and prices better than Tesla's Roadster
The transition from novelty to normality
Tesla now logs data for all test drives taken by journalists. This could be a scarily exposed new world for "creative" reviewers, in which fudging numbers could be a thing of the past.
The company's new diesel engine will get 44 mpg plus meet strict emission standards.
The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for an accelerated rollout of vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems.